Monogamy began before recorded history, more than likely so they would feel an alliance with each other and the male would know which children were his that he needed to support. No ceremony or vow needed to happen for this type of union. Marriage wasn't talked about or confirmed in public until religions were involved. Feel free to research it. You can easily find this.<quoted text>Got evidence of your claims about marriage or is this just what the bible told you?
Marriage is a union. You are worried about the name because it is associated with your superstition of god.
Here in NC civil unions were outlawed. Why? Likely because it was on the same vote as gay marriage. So now the homosexuals do not even get that privilege.
It does not hurt you or your marriage if homosexuals marry. But you deny them this anyway. It is selfish. Immoral in my opinion and detrimental to society.
Just another reason I will continue to vocally oppose your religion.
And just what are you so offended about?
I really do not care about the leader of your church. Is he relevant to this conversation?
All I need to know is that he is a he, and not allowed to be a she. This is discrimination. Sadly, discrimination allowed legally due to the hands off government has with religion.
Again, civil unions are fine with me.
And you did ask about the leader of my church. I knew you didn't really want to know, that's why I didn't answer, I just told you his name so you could look him up if you wanted to. Again, you can call it discrimination if you want to. The best explanation I have heard was from an apostle. Men have the priesthood because we need it. Women seem to have a more natural tendency towards righteousness.